Calcium is one of the most important
minerals for our body. It helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Especially, adolescence is a critical
period of taking proper amount of calcium due to increased dietary requirements
for growth and development. Insufficient calcium intake may cause leg cramps,
convulsions, slow growth, poor teeth development, X-shaped legs, O-shaped legs,
However, as modern people are prone to
consume a high-sugar and high-salt diet, the risk of calcium loss has
increased. Excess sugar consumption depletes vitamins and minerals from the
body’s metabolism, so it may end up causing vitamin deficiency and calcium
deficiency. Too much salt can also lead to bone weakening. This is because too
much sodium tend to decrease calcium reabsorption and increase calcium
In addition to the high-sugar and high-salt
diet, you may also need to pay attention to acetic acid and fatty acid. Acetic
acid reacts with calcium carbonate to produce calcium acetate, which decreases
calcium absorption. Therefore, when consuming vegetables with high acetic acid,
such as spinach, it is better to blanch them in water to destroy acetic acid.
Fatty food also affects calcium absorption. Fatty acids (especially saturated
fatty acids) can bind to calcium as insoluble substances in the
gastrointestinal tract, reducing calcium absorption.
Apart from dietary aspect, how calcium
supplementation is done in our body is another thing to check. Calcium should
be absorbed into the bones to function well in our body, and to maintain
healthy growth. To do this, you need vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 activates a protein
called matrix GLA and helps carry the calcium into the bones.
However, vitamin K2 is hard to get from our
diets. Vitamin K2 is mainly found in animal intestines, egg yolks, animal fats
and fermented food. So, you may need to consider to take additional supplements
rather than fully relying on dietary intake.
Mamiai Calcium Vitamin KD Chewable Tablets
contain vitamin K2, which benefits bone calcium, high calcium carbonate and
vitamin D3 that promotes calcium absorption.
In terms of safety matters, Mamiai Calcium
Vitamin KD Chewable Tablet has obtained the dietary supplement certification
mark (G202134000086). This supplement offers orange-flavored chewable tablet
with teddy bear shape, which is suitable for children.